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How many puranas are there? what are they?

Asked by sudhakar kuruvada, 15 Jan '13 08:07 am
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Categorized List of the 18 Puranas
Puranas with Lord Vishnu as the Predominating Deity (Sattva Guna):
1) Vishnu Purana alpa, Vishnu dharmotara.
2) Naradiya Purana
This Purana contains a synopsis of everything; it describes Jagannatha Puri, Dwaraka, Badrinatha, etc.
3) Padma Purana -
Contains the glory of Srimad-Bhagavatam; the stories of Rama, Jagannatha, Matsya, Ekadasi, Bhrgu, etc.
4) Garuda Purana -
Subject of Bhagavad-gita; reincarnation; visnu-sahasra-nama; description of Tarsya Kalpa.
5) Varaha Purana ...more
Answered by LIPSIKA, 15 Jan '13 08:13 am

 
  
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There are eighteen main Puranas and an equal number of subsidiary Puranas or Upa-Puranas.

The 18 main Puranas are: Vishnu Purana, Narada Purana, Srimad Bhagavata Purana, Garuda (Suparna) Purana, Padma Purana, Varaha Purana, Brahma Purana, Brahmanda Purana, Brahma Vaivarta Purana, Markandeya Purana, Bhavishya Purana, Vamana Purana, Matsya Purana, Kurma Purana, Linga Purana, Siva Purana, Skanda Purana (Kartika Purana) and Agni Purana.
Answered by Uncommon Freind, 15 Jan '13 09:33 am

 
  
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There are eighteen main Puranas and an equal number of subsidiary Puranas or Upa-Puranas.
Answered by truth exposed, 15 Jan '13 10:03 am

 
  
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